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Arthritis in Neck & Back – Non-Surgical, Non-Opiate Arthritis Pain Management

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Welcome to Advanced Sports & Spine

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Arthritis involves the swelling and tenderness of the joints. It can strike one or more joints in the body. When it does, arthritis causes pain and stiffness that can worsen with age. 

Osteoarthritis causes cartilage to break down and is a common cause of pain in the neck and back. Arthritis pain management treatment is aimed at relieving the discomfort and improving the patient’s quality of life.

At Advanced Sports & Spine in Charlotte, the patient comes first. By seeing the same provider at each visit, we establish continuity of your care. Using a holistic approach ensures we find the root of the problem. We then utilize a combination of exercise and diet to complement medical and interventional pain management approaches to help alleviate the patient’s pain.

Our goal is to improve your mobility, functionality, and quality of life as quickly as possible.

MODERN MEDICAL FACILITIES

At Advanced Sports & Spine, patients’ health and comfort come first! Our medical office is equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology which allows us to perform the majority of procedures right here. We utilize both ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance to ensure accuracy, limit complications, and increase success rates. Since procedures are performed in our private office rather than a hospital, patients pay less money, experience reduced wait times, and are in a more comfortable environment.

OUR LOCATION

You can find our state-of-the-art medical office in the Arboretum Office Park at the intersection of Pineville Matthews Road and Providence Road.

Our address is 8035 Providence Road Suite 340, Charlotte, NC 28277

A PLAN FOR EVERY NEED

Advanced Sports & Spine offers personalized patient care! Dr. Ahmad and the caring staff offer exceptional health care. 

If you are experiencing arthritis pain in your neck or back, contact Advanced Sports & Spine in Charlotte for non-surgical, non-opiate pain management solutions. We offer comprehensive pain management, spine treatment, and sports medicine to improve your mobility and quality of life. Schedule an appointment today!

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frequently asked questions

WHAT INSURANCES DO YOU ACCEPT?

Dr. Ahmad is in-network with most insurance companies. If you provide us with your insurance information before your new patient appointment, our team will contact your insurance company and complete a benefits check. Generally speaking, a copay is usually your only change on your new patient visit. Other than your copay, you will be notified in advance of any other costs for your appointment.

WHAT TYPE OF PROCEDURES ARE DONE AT THIS PRACTICE?

You will not find another non-surgical, non-opiate interventional pain management office in the greater Charlotte Area offering such a diverse and innovative array of services. Dr. Ahmad and his team will do a thorough exam on your area of complaint, provide you with a complete diagnosis, and recommend the best course of action to help eliminate your pain.

WHAT TREATMENT OPTIONS ARE THERE OTHER THAN MEDICATION?

WILL I ALWAYS SEE THE SAME PROVIDER?

Most of the time you will be treated by the same provider unless the treatment varies.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

Our office is conveniently located in the Arboretum Office Park at the intersection of Pineville Matthews Road and Providence Road, less than a mile from the Providence Road Exit off of 485. The Arboretum Office Park is located across Providence Road from the main section of the Arboretum. Our actual address is 8035 Providence Road Suite 340, Charlotte, NC 28277

ARE YOU AFFILIATED WITH A HOSPITAL?

Advanced Sports & Spine is a private practice, not annexed to or owned by a hospital facility. We are a non-facility fee office. Therefore, our patients pay less compared to having the procedure performed at a hospital.

IF I DO NOT HAVE INSURANCE HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? DO YOU ACCEPT CASH? DO YOU FINANCE?

The cost depends on 2 main factors: how severe your condition is and how many joints or areas of the body you are looking to have treated. Dr. Ahmad and his team will be able to answer this question for you more thoroughly after your initial examination and review of diagnostic findings. 

Yes, we do accept cash. We also have the most competitive pricing in the Carolinas with many different financing options, such as Care Credit and Advance Care, offering low monthly payments and interest free options for up to 14 months.

IF I RECEIVE AN INJECTION DO I NEED A DRIVER?

For joint injections, a driver is not needed. For spinal and PRP injections, a driver is recommended.

HOW LONG WILL THE INJECTION TAKE?

Steroid injections can take up to 5 days before they start working.

HOW LONG BEFORE I START FEELING THE EFFECTS OF THE INJECTION?

Steroid injections can take up to 5 days before they start working. Average relief is up to 3 months, but that does not mean it will not last that long or that it could last even longer.

For ESI and Facet injections, relief is up to 3 months, but that does not mean it will not last that long or it could even last longer. MBB only lasts 1 day and determines if you are a candidate for RFE. You return the next day with a pain diary. RFA procedures can last 6 months to a year.

WHAT MEDICATION IS USED FOR THE INJECTION? WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?

Joint injections contain a steroid and anesthetic. Whenever you break the skin, there is a possibility of bleeding and infection. However, those risks are minimized because image guidance is used. If you have Diabetes, the injection can increase sugar levels for up to 3-4 days. Steroids given close to the skin can cause discoloration or dimpling.

WHERE ARE THE INJECTIONS PERFORMED? DO I GO TO A SURGERY CENTER?

At Advanced Sports & Spine, the majority of our pain management procedures are performed in our Charlotte office. We use state-of-the-art equipment. Our ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance techniques ensure accuracy, help limit complications, and increase success rates.

Conditions Treated

We offer to help patients with the following conditions

Back and neck pain, acute or chronic

Arthritis/bursitis

Accident injuries

  • Low Back and Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Shoulder, Knee, Hip and other joint pains
  • Occupational injuries
  • Neuralgias
  • Sports injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Peripheral nerve entrapments
  • Complex Region Pain Syndrome
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Spasticity
  • Trigger fingers
  • Peripheral Neuropathy

Working Hours

MONDAY8:30am-5:00pm
TUESDAY8:30am-5:00pm
WEDNESDAY8:30am-5:00pm
THURSDAY8:30am-5:00pm
FRIDAY8:30am-5:00pm
SATURDAYClosed
SUNDAYClosed

Clinic Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday – Sunday: Closed

HANDLING PHONE CALLS

MON – FRI: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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